Annals of Imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus
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Annals of Imperial Rome
By Cornelius Tacitus

The Annals of Imperial Rome

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Annals of Imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus

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Tacitus' "Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and murders that were part of imperial life. Despite his claim that the Annals were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of Imperial Rome, while also filled with a longing for its past glories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140440607
ISBN-10: 0140440607
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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First published in 1933, this book contains the Latin text of Tacitus' important works 'Agricola' and 'Germania'.

Tacitus: Agricola by Cornelius Tacitus Tacitus: Agricola, Hardback (September 2014)

The first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century, with particular attention paid to the Latin itself.

Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany by Cornelius Tacitus Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany, Paperback (September 2013)

This book contains two original works from Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman senator and author considered by many to be one of the greatest Roman Historians.

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Author Biography - Cornelius Tacitus

Tacitus studied rhetoric in Rome and rose to eminence as a pleader at the Roman Bar. In 77 he married the daughter of Agricola, conqueror of Britain, of whom he later wrote a biography. His other works includethe Germania and the Historiae. Michael Grant's academic titles include Chancellor's Medallist and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and President of the Classical Association.

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